One of the drawbacks of large events is having to go through equipment check. Fortunately, they had 5 hours of practice time available so we practiced first and then when the line was one 10 people deep we stood in line for another 20 minutes until we could go through.
In practice I started out with standing – took around 30 shots. I was a little shakey early on but when I got into it I shot fairly well. Then I switched over to “prone” position and settled in nicely – shooting almost all 10′s.
When my Dad was packing things up several people approached me and started talking. That is one thing Dad and I have noticed is how nice people seem to be here.
We also had a great conversation with the Tournament Director, Patrick Haynes, who had some great tips for me. All in all, a nice first day to get ready for the match tomorrow.
I will be wearing a NRA pin in honor of my Grandpa (Pop Pop) which Grandma gave to me earlier this week. It belonged to Pop Pop. Pop Pop passed away a week ago this past Thursday. I will miss him and dedicate this match to him.
I will post my results from tomorrow.